The four Standards of Practice help define the dividing line between Conservative and Reform Judaism.
This month, many interfaith families are celebrating Christmas.
“Not everyone who marries outside the faith is a flight risk,” says a Virginia rabbi.
He offered the priestly blessing in Hebrew in support of the migrants.
Interfaith families face unique challenges after the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Here are several ways they can begin to heal.
“If it was found out that we attended an intermarriage, meaning standing in the back of the venue, we would be kicked out of the Rabbinical Assembly.”
This crisis in identity is stimulating a fount of religious innovation, and we don’t know where it will lead.
Rabbi Lev Baesh has co-officiated a wedding with a Native American chief on the shores of Lake Michigan. He conducted Paris’ first Catholic-Jewish ceremony. One time, he stood under the chuppah with a Hindu pandit; another, with a Shiite cleric. Things finally got tricky with an evangelical preacher — who’d been asked by the Jewish groom not to mention Jesus.
“As a rabbi, my role is not to do whatever people want. My role is to help people find pathways into Jewish life.”
“With Jessica, I will probably instill Jewish knowledge in our children more than I would have with a secular Jewish partner…”